Violent movies, video games and teens

Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown

December 21, 2012 1:42:26 PM PST
Speaking publicly Friday for the first time since the shooting, the National Rifle Association's chief executive Wayne LaPierre criticized the media and the "shadow industry" of "vicious, violent video games" as playing a role in the spate of mass shootings.

While gun control and problems with the mental health system have grabbed the most attention as ways to prevent further incidents, the level of violence in entertainment has been mentioned, too. There have been unconfirmed reports that gunman Adam Lanza was a video game devotee.

Sarah Wallace talked to four teenagers who believe a discussion about the influence of violent video games, violent movies and easy access to guns is long overdue, but they also say a blame game is not the answer.

You can see their discussion in the video above.


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